Burkina Faso, Ghana, Zambia: Community Influences on Young People's Sexual Behavior in Three African Countries
January 6, 2009
The current study sought to examine the role of community-level factors in the reporting of risky sexual behaviors among people ages 15-24 in Burkina Faso, Ghana, and Zambia -- three African countries with varying HIV prevalence rates.
"These results provide strong support for a focus on community-level influences as an intervention point for behavioral change," Stephenson concluded. "Such interventions, however, should recognize specific cultural settings and the different pathways through which the community can shape the sexual behaviors of young men and women."
Am Journal of Public Health
01.09.09; Vol. 99; No. 1: P. 102-109; Rob Stephenson, Ph.D.
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